pulmonary emphysema

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Noun1.pulmonary emphysema - an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory functionpulmonary emphysema - an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function; associated with smoking or chronic bronchitis or old age
respiratory disease, respiratory disorder, respiratory illness - a disease affecting the respiratory system
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - a nonreversible lung disease that is a combination of emphysema and chronic bronchitis; usually patients have been heavy cigarette smokers
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Pulmonary emphysema is defined anatomically by destruction of interalveolar septae and loss of lung tissue and overlaps only partially with COPD.
But Mr Bulteel, a retired accountant, had been in poor health for a number of years, suf-suf fering from pulmonary emphysema, and had moved into a care home a few years before his death.
His roommate poisoned the water dispenser in their room, which caused Huang to suffer from acute kidney failure and pulmonary emphysema in just a few days.
Chronic bronchitis and pulmonary emphysema comprise the disease classification known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the fourth leading cause of death in the United States behind heart disease, cancer, and cerebrovascular disease.
Increased susceptibility to pulmonary emphysema among HIV-seropositive smokers.
Admission chest radiograph demonstrated pulmonary emphysema and left hilar infiltration, but no evidence of any fractured ribs, hemo/pneumothorax or any other pulmonary pathology (Figure 1).

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